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  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    The Church of Divine Providence is one of the most beautiful examples of the late and Neobaroque architecture in southern Poland. It was built in the second half of the 18th century, yet many elements were added during the 19th century rebuilding works. Attention shall be paid to the elegant façade with two towers. Inside the church a beautiful Rococo pulpit in the shape of a boat and the interior mainly from the 19th century have been preserved.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    The Hotel „Under the Eagle”, located in the historic centre of Biała Krakowska, is a four-storey building erected at the beginning of the 20th century. Its architecture is a combination of Secession, Baroque and Classicism. Nowadays, since the 1990s it has been an office building and a shopping centre. Undoubtedly, the most magnificent part of the hotel is the splendid Redoute Hall – one of the most elegant of this kind in Poland.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    Today's Liberty Square (Plac Wolności) in Bielsko-Biala is one of the two town markets of Biała Krakowska. It has an approximately rectangular shape measuring 75 by 40 m. The square was laid out in the late eighteenth century. 11 Listopada Street runs along its southern frontage. It is the main promenade and shopping street in Bielsko-Biala. The paved square is partly a pedestrian zone, and partly a pay car park and a taxi rank.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    One of the graveyards located within today’s Bielsko-Biala is an old Roman Catholic cemetery, which dates back to the time of the Confederation of Bar. Initially, participants of the Confederation were buried here. (The town was an important centre of the Confederation), and later, during the occupation of the town by the Austrians, the cemetery became a necropolis of Biała. The cemetery was officially established, when the churchyard was closed.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    In the eighteenth century, Biała lay on the south-western edge of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. As a recently established town, it attracted entrepreneurial evangelicals who in neighbouring Cieszyn Silesia did not possess the freedom of professing their faith as well as of erecting their own churches. After the partition act of 1772 and the 1781 Patent of Toleration evangelicals were allowed to build a church, and they quickly seized that opportunity. In 1792-1798, an elegant Classicist building was erected, which is still the pride of Bielsko-Biala.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    The House "Under the Frogs" is one of the textbook examples of Polish Secession. The building located on the corner of the Wojska Polskiego Square, (the former White Market), in front of the Martin Luther Lutheran Church, has a fairytale architecture. It is known primarily for the portal, which is part of the sculptural composition of the two feasting frogs, one of which, leaning against the barrel, holds a glass, and smokes a pipe, while the other plays the mandolin.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    Today's Polish Army Square (Plac Wojska Polskiego) in Bielsko-Biala is one of the two market squares of old Biała Krakowska. It was laid out at the time of granting the city rights to the town in 1723. It has an approximately rectangular shape measuring 100 by 80 m. There are interesting buildings around the square, whose present form comes mainly from the nineteenth and the early twentieth centuries. In the south the square adjoins 11 Listopada Street, which is a pedestrian zone and the main promenade of the city.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    The edifice of the erstwhile Town Hall located at the Town Hall Square is one of the emblematic buildings of Bielsko-Biala. It is a magnificent and elegant building erected in the Neo-Renaissance style in 1895-1897. It was designed by Emanuel Rost. The town hall, like many other buildings in BielskoBiala, clearly refers to the architecture of Vienna.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    11 Listopada Street is the main promenade of Bielsko-Biała. It is a shopping street and once it was a trade route. It runs through the historic center of the Old Town of Biała. It is 900 metres long. The origins of the street go back to the mid-eighteenth century, when it was given its present shape in 1772-1785. In that time, it was called Krakowska Street. Most of the buildings along the street date from the late eighteenth and the early nineteenth centuries and represent the so-called Josephine style, which was then promoted in the Austrian Empire.
  • Cultural Heritage
    Bielsko-Biała
    The Soviet Army Cemetery is located at Lwowska Street. Most of the Soviet soldiers who fought against the Germans in the battle for Podbeskidzie in 1945 are buried in 300 individual graves and 21 mass graves. Altogether, 15340 were killed in the battle. Originally, for political and propaganda reasons the Communist authorities located the cemetery (together with the memorial) at a controversial place - opposite the Cathedral.